Mike started his oilfield experience in 1977 in the oil town of Houma, La, which happened to be his hometown. He worked in sales and became the manager of gas lift and oil tools operations and sales covering the Gulf of Mexico region for Teledyne Merla.
He had managerial roles at Otis Engineering and Halliburton in New Orleans. He worked for Weatherford for 19 years that included holding the Global Business Line VP position with responsibilities for Gas Lift, Hydraulic Lift, Plunger Lift, Capillary Lift, Mud Pumps, and Multiplex Pump product lines.
Mike holds a patent for a Dual Flow Gas Lift Valve and is a partner in being awarded a Gas Pump patent and has a patent pending for the Belleville Spring Conventional Gas Injection Valve.